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    Lower back pain only when changing position when laying down
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    ruthiewilson posted:
    For the past 6 months, I've had lower back pain that's grown more intense. But I only really have it when I lay down. And even when I'm lying down I only have the pain when I try to shift my position (side to back, over side to back). I don't feel pain when I'm lying still, only when I try to shift my position. And any amount of lying down causes this. I can be reading my sons a book while lying down for 10 minutes and the pain is there.

    When if first get up in the morning I have severe pain when I first stand up. The kind that makes me wince and gasp. Throughout the day I'm basically fine but bending over is difficult and living anything with much weight from the ground is painful. But sitting I my office chair is fine.

    This past week I've had vaginal bleeding (this is between periods) for 8 days straight. I'm 46. Wondering if the back pain and bleeding could be related (hoping not since googling only makes me worry about things like ovarian cancer). Going to see my Obgyn later this week.

    I don't even know what kind of specialist to go see for my back. Suggestions? I saw my primary doc on Friday. He was worthless.


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